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dangerous

[deyn-jer-uhs, deynj-ruhs]
adjective
1.
full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous; unsafe.
2.
able or likely to cause physical injury: a dangerous criminal.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English da(u)ngerous domineering, fraught with danger < Old French dangereus threatening, difficult, equivalent to dangier (see danger) + -eus -ous

dangerously, adverb
dangerousness, noun
nondangerous, adjective
nondangerously, adverb
nondangerousness, noun
quasi-dangerous, adjective
quasi-dangerously, adverb
semidangerous, adjective
semidangerously, adverb
semidangerousness, noun
undangerous, adjective
undangerously, adverb
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dangerous (ˈdeɪndʒərəs)
 
adj
causing danger; perilous
 
'dangerously
 
adv
 
'dangerousness
 
n

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dangerous
early 13c., "difficult, arrogant, severe" (the opposite of affable), from Anglo-Fr. dangerous, O.Fr. dangeros (Mod.Fr. dangereux), from danger (see danger). In Chaucer, it means "hard to please, reluctant to give;" sense of "full of danger, risky" is from late 15c. Other
words used in this sense included dangersome (1560s), dangerful (1540s). Related: Dangerously (c.1540).
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